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  What Is Full-Stack Design Thinking? “Recipe: Chuck all the ingredients [Agile Software Development, Lean Start-up, Service Design, Design Thinking, and Systems Thinking] into a large cauldron. …Weaponise with ‘making.’ Apply to product innovation.” This is per Tim Malbon’s The Problem with Design Thinking and The Solution to Design Thinking. Break Down the Silos It’s important […]

This FastCompany article says Design Thinking has outlived its usefulness and suggests we move to Systems Thinking. I think it’s just semantics – Design Thinking should incorporate the systems around it. Why Has Design Thinking Outlived Its Usefulness, per Vassallo? The author says that it’s been 15 years of Design Thinking, and world has become so complex that we must consider […]

I’m proud to announce that my article on Innovation In Publishing was accepted by Publishing Research Quarterly! It will be in the September 2017 print version, but is available online now at http://rdcu.be/s3nx

This venn diagram from IDEO’s website captures the essence of innovation:       Innovation is at the intersection of: what consumers want, how viable it is for our business, and how technically feasible it it.

I question survey results showing 59% women executives in publishing [As always, this is my personal opinion.] I applaud the recent survey by Lee & Low for shining the light on the need for diversity in publishing, and the need for diverse books! And I believe that publishing is a women-friendly industry, and am proud to be […]

“Every client, in my experience, has a content problem.” – Mark Boulton, Web Directions South – so began Sara Wachter-Boettcher (@sara_ann_marie) at the New York Content Strategy Meetup. What’s the problem? Content on different devices shows up as inaccessible, broken, missing, or is useless (such as a mobile-optimized site that doesn’t show you what you […]

Josh Clark, author of Tapworthy, wowed the crowd at IxDA New York City. Thanks for Bloomberg for hosting and giving a tour of their impressive usability lab. Here are some highlights: Senors Give Us Superpowers Mobile should not be the companion – or lite version – of the desktop. ‘Our smartphones and tablets hold so […]

If content is king, context is God, said Gary Vaynerchuk yesterday at a talk on social media. If you have never seen him, make sure you do – in person or on video. I first saw him at Social Media Week last year and caught him at NYXPO yesterday. He grew his family’s wine business […]

Thanks to The Publishing Point meetup the other day for hosting the fascinating Tim O’Reilly (founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media and the Tools of Change Conference). I live tweeted the event, but wanted to share my snippets with you. Advice for the Industry: “The faith that I have in the future of publishing: You […]

At the Facebook Developer’s conference on 4/21, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will connect with other sites to share and store user interaction with the web. For what it means and how to use it, see the Definitive Guide For Publishers, Users and Competitors at ReadWriteWeb. There was a public outcry from some on […]